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  • on 21.02.2013
  • at 12:31 PM
  • by KT

Barney v MVG could be a classic | Premier League Darts Tips (Week 3)

The Premier League Darts continues tonight in Bournemouth and we’ve picked out what we think are the value bets for tonight’s matches. We had 3 winners from the 5 tips last week and we’re looking to go one (or even two!) better this time around.

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* James Wade (7/4) v Adrian Lewis (11/10) – Draw 7/2

Adrian Lewis is looking for his first win here after losing both of his Premier League matches by a 7-3 scoreline. Wade got off to a great start seeing off Wes Newton but lost to an in-form Andy Hamilton last week. The 2 have played 32 times, with Wade coming out on top on 20 occasions to Lewis’ 10 (including 7 of the last 10 matches). ‘The Machine’ is very hit and miss these days but we’re very surprised to see him as the outsider given Lewis’ recent form.

James Wade (7/4) looks the value pick given the H2H record and the form of these 2 players coming into this.

 

* Robert Thornton (11/10) v Wes Newton (7/4) – Draw 7/2

Robert Thornton has made an impressive start to his Premier League campaign with a win and a thrilling draw against van Gerwen last week. Newton, by contrast, has lost both of his matches and was beaten comfortably by van Barneveld in Aberdeen, despite averaging over 94. Thornton is a huge scorer and has already hit nine 180s to Newton’s three.

This is a tough one to call and whilst Thornton should win if holds his current form, we’re backing him to score Most 180s (Evs).

 
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* Simon Whitlock (5/1) v Phil Taylor (4/11) – Draw 5/1

Phil Taylor has the edge on most players and Simon Whitlock is no different; in fact ‘The Power’ has won 31 of their 37 meetings, including 13 of the last 14. Taylor seems to have found his old form of late and is the one to beat in this competition again. Whitlock lost out to 2011 Champion Gary Anderson last week and Taylor should have more than enough to make it back-to-back defeats for the Wizard.

We fancy Taylor to win but can see Whitlock making a match of it and we’re opting for the Over 10.5 legs (5/6).

 

* Michael van Gerwen (5/4) v Raymond van Barneveld (6/4) – Draw 7/2

Barney has made a blistering start to his 2013 Premier League campaign and is the only player to still have a 100% record intact. He has averaged over 101.11 so far (the only player to average over 100) but should face a stiffer task here against fellow Dutchman Michael van Gerwen. MVG has 2 draws to his name so far and may struggle again taking on an opponent who he hasn’t beaten in the last 8 attempts. These two should have hit 17 180s between them so far and both are red-hot on the doubles.

These players should spur each other on and we like the look of Over 6.5 180s (4/5).

 

* Andy Hamilton (7/4) v Gary Anderson (11/10) – Draw 7/2

These two players come into this each with one win and one defeat to their name. Gary Anderson has won 12 of their 19 meetings but Hamilton has lost only 1 of their previous 5 and is quickly becoming one of the most consistent players on the circuit. Whilst Anderson scores for fun he still has problems hitting his doubles and that might be his downfall again tonight.

We fancy this one to be a lot closer than the bookies are making out and Hamilton DNB looks a decent price at 11/10.

 

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